rogerm1 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017 tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, - FEB 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton
Lovely looking, garnet black with a fine light tan head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee and a hint of smoke. Flavour is molasses, some coffee and even a touch of tar. Mouthfeel is thin and a little disappointing.
Has strong bitter metallic notes and yet is thin and watery at the same time. I experienced it well kept but it was still very unpleasant, beers like this only keep going because of the tied houses system. Avoid. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask. Dark ruby (almost black) in colour. Roasted malts (caramel, some chocolate). Sweet roasty taste. Some fruitiness (dark fruits). Dry roasted mildly bitter finish. (2008)
Mr_Pink_152 (5011) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Tried this at the Three Stags Bebbington. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate malty and dried fruit Taste is light sweet to light bitter medium to light body. McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Dark ruby brown, thin tan ringed head and no lacing. Nose is non existent, some roast and glass cleaner. Initial taste is watery, tinny and oddly tart. Finishes much the same. Thin as the White Duke. Pathetically cellared, no idea how old it is. #WouldLikeToReRate
hirigalzkar (3172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2016
Cask, Crown, Belfast
Cask @ Akkurat. Dry mild ale with notes of salmiak, chocolate and mild spices. The unusually low sweetness makes it unblanced.
martythesmarty (345) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Cask at akkurat. Pours black with brown head. Aroma has notes of chocolate and licorice. Low sweetness and Very bitter finish. mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Cask at GBBF Saturday, 13/08/2016. A nutty brown coloured pour with reddy hues and a sticky beige head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, plum jam, nutty malts, hint of toffee, fruit cake. Flavour is composed of sweet earthy nuts, plum jam, tangy fruit. Maybe past it’s best,
Palate is watery, semi sweet, vanilla, lowish carbonation. Decent. VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavors: Some chocolate, some distant hints of grain and malts. Well, this is mild. RichTheVillan (7856) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Cask at Lichfield Winter Beer Festival; clear dark brown pour with a thin beige head, aroma has dark fruits and sweet malts, taste has dried dark, light malts, sweet chocolate. JorgeLee (2117) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask in the Floods Tavern, St Ives. Deep brown colour, thick white head. Slightly roasty, treacle, spicy, quite bitter for mild, a bit buttery. Good pint.